Chunky mushroom and plum gravy

Doesn't it just scream Fall to you? Mushrooms and plums together. In a rich and satisfying gravy. Imagine this with fluffy mashed potatoes...just heaven! At first, I wanted to make this gravy smooth. But when I saw how beautifully chunky it was, I just couldn’t bring myself to blend it. Of course, you can always do that to make it smoother or to get your kid to eat some mushrooms. The dried plums really give a rich and kind of smoky flavor and texture here.

serves 4 - 6 people

Preparation time: 15 minutes.

  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • 2 onions
  • 1 ½ - 2 tsp salt
  • pinch of ground black pepper
  • 1 cup / 200 g dried plums
  • 5 cups / 450 g chopped white mushrooms
  • ½ cup / 120 ml water
  • ¾ cup / 200 ml vegan cream (light or heavy creamy) or make your own

Heat up some oil in a thick-bottomed pot. Add chopped onions, salt and pepper. Cook for a couple of minutes, until golden brown. Add chopped dried plums and cook for a minute. Add chopped mushrooms and water. Simmer over medium heat under the lid for about 5-7 minutes. Add cream and simmer for another 2 minutes. Garnish with fresh herbs, if you like.